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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Allied Health Sciences degree course problem Sri Lanka - Special Meeting with President

Allied Health Sciences degree course problem Sri Lanka - Special Meeting with President
A special meeting under the patronage of the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the Allied Health Sciences degree course (para health degree) problem will be held at Temple Trees today. 
A group of university students will also attend this discussion, in addition to the Minister of Higher Education and the officials.  The meeting will focus attention on the problem related to the number of years of this degree course.

Meanwhile Senate of the Peradeniya University had approved the four year duration of the Allied Health Sciences degree course at its latest meeting held on Wednesday (May 21), Peradeniya AHS Faculty Dean Dr. D. B. M. Wickremeratne said.
He said that the university’s supreme body Senate had recognized it and approved the making of syllabi accordingly for four years.
AHS Faculty was started in 2007 in the Peradeniya University and since then six other universities in the country have commenced AHS courses, but they do not have separate AHS faculties. At present Universities of Kelaniya, Sri Jayewardenepura, Ruhuna, Jaffna, Eastern, and South Eastern are the other seats of higher learning where AHS degree courses are taught.
Dr. Wickremeratne said that the Senate’s decision would be forwarded to the University Grant Commission’s approval.
At present, AHS students are conducting Sathyagrahas at five locations demanding the restoration of four year degree course. The Sathyagrahas at the Galaha junction, opposite Galle Bus Stand, opposite Fort Railway Station, opposite Sri Jayewardenepura University have passed 160, 150, 60 and 20 days respectively.

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